Monday, June 18, 2012

Countdown - Six days to Seattle

We've slowly been making progress with move preparation. Before I returned home, hubby got rid of the couch and chair. I keep forgetting that we don't have one anymore!

I've packed up six boxes of books, culled out my closet for clothes I don't wear, and started sorting through my kitchen. We are shipping a few boxes, packing our car, and getting rid of the rest. It feels freeing to eliminate most of our stuff! So much of it we don't use or need. Now we have the opportunity to start over and keep our purchases to what is actually necessary.

Despite the progress made thus far, our house doesn't look too much different. It's cluttered but small areas are slowly starting to empty out. Today I emptied out my side of the closet, scrubbed it down, and vacuumed the floor. Then I emptied our game shelves and scrubbed those down. Tomorrow I'll start consolidating the kitchen and cleaning the empty cupboards.

Game Shelf - everything packed up and shelves cleaned

And in the middle of it all, I feel the need to be creative. I'm trying to finish up my denim quilt before we leave. It's extremely hot here in Phoenix but Seattle has daily highs in the 50s! I might need that quilt sooner than I think.
Bucket of denim

Pile of denim

Cutting out blocks

Quilt in progress, inspected by local Quilt Police

5 comments:

Missie said...

I love that your kitty helps with your quilting!

Lillian the Ponderer said...

Welcome back. You have time to be creative?!? Well done, I would be nowhere near that organised, though I admit I would probably get some insane urge to make some new dress that I imagined "needing" for the move though the last time I deferred my urge!

make.share.give said...

I'm jealous of that built-in cubby hole game shelf. So cute.
I'd like to give your quilt police a hug. also cute.

Mara said...

I had no idea that you were moving, yikes! This is a big job, and I don't envy you one bit.

Your denim quilt is looking very good.

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I've "missed" ya! :)

Carrie said...

Yeah, you just MIGHT need that quilt!

Sounds like you are making some awesome progress. It's kind of nice to be FORCED To downsize sometimes. I'm not sure how easily I would do it otherwise, but it is freeing.